The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Lyrics

Reba Mcentire

Reba Mcentire - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Lyrics


(bobby russell)

He was on his way home from candletop
Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop
At web's and have him a drink for he went home to her
Andy wo-lo said hello
He said hi what's a doing
Wo said sit down I got some bad news that's gonna hurt
Said I'm your best friend and you know that's right
But your young bride ain't home tonight
Since you been gone she's been seeing that amos boy seth
He got mad and he saw red
Andy said boy don't you lose your head
Cause to tell you the truth I've been with her myself

That's the night the lights went out in georgia
That's the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no back woods southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hand

Andy got scared and left the bar
Walking on home cause he didn't live far you see
Andy didn't have many friends and he just lost him one
Brother thought his wife must've left town
So he went home and finally found the only thing
Daddy had left him and that was a gun
He went off to andy's house
Slipping through the back woods quiet as a mouse
He looked through the screen at the back porch door
He saw andy lying on the floor
In a puddle of blood and he started to shake

The georgia patrol was making their rounds
So he fired a shot just to flag em down
And a big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said
Why'd you do it?

The judge said guilty in a make believe trial
Slapped the sherrif on the back with a smile and said
Suppers waiting at home and I got to get to it


They hung my brother before I could say
To andy's house and back that night were mine
And his cheatin wife had never left town
And that's one body that'll be found
You see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun

Repeat chorus twice

Song & Lyrics Facts

Reba McEntire released the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" on her album For My Broken Heart, released in 1991. The song was written by Bobby Russell and Vicki Lawrence.

Reba's band at the time included drummer Jerry Kroon, bass player David Hungate, guitarist Reggie Young, keyboardist John Jarvis and steel guitar player Paul Franklin. The lyrics of this classic country tune tell a story about how two brothers are accused of murder after the lights go out during a poker game. It has become one of Reba's most beloved songs and is still performed live in concert today.

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